Friday 13 December 2013

Hot Chocolate......mmmmmmmm!!

Happy Friday everyone!! It's not been very nice in Dorset today, rain has come and you know what that won't know when to stop!!  It also means that outdoor pursuits have been put on hold ( I am a fair weather rider these days and don't mind admitting it!!) and I have been playing in my work room. I already had an idea to make some gift bags for my work colleagues and coincidentally there are a couple of appropriate challenges this week, so it couldn't be better.

Digi choosday Week 8 - Food Glorious Food
4 Crafty chicks #172 - Food & Drink
CRAFT #237 - Inspired by a Movie/TV/Song ( A Marshmallow World - Dean Martin)
Crafty Girls #8 - Anything Goes

I wanted to use a whole sheet of A4 paper (to accommodate the hot chocolate, candy cane and marshmallows) and so many of the downloadable ones are much smaller so I got out the old score board and devised my own. Along the long edge I scored at 9cm, 14cm, 23cm and 28cm and the remainder was the glue tab. Then the short side (to make the bottom flap) I scored at 3.5 cm, snipped along the score lines and worked. 

The image is from Polkadoodles Gingerbread Twist  and the paper was from Nitwits Patchwork Christmas
Collection. The closure at the top is the aperture blank folded over and secured with baker's twine.
One  "nice" bag down, five to go and I have an idea for those who have been "naughty" so will share those at a later date.

Thanks for stopping by to see me...I appreciate it xx


Annie said...

what a fabulous gift idea! and thanks for giving the measurements and details of how you made it .. .. and the little rhyme is just perfect too!
hugs, annie x

Unknown said...

Lovely package idea a great gift idea, thanks for giving the measurements as I love making bags and boxes and this is a new one for me. Thanks for joining us over at fussy and fancy and good luck with the challenge xx Annie (another one)

Sammy said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, and looks delicious :-) Your collegues are very lucky! x

Céline said...

fab creation
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

Debs said...

Totally fabulous - love it!!
Much better than mine that were just in cello bags with a topper across the top lol!!!
Thanks for the instructions - will keep for next year :o)
Debs xx

Jane Savage said...

What a great gift idea, Sarah. Looks scrummy in every way. Mmmmmm chocolate!

Mojca said...

Waw love your pretty candy box Sarah! hugs! MOjca

Sue said...

So great Sarah, it's been raining here as well :( have a great weekend huggles Sue xxx

Hazel said...

This is a fab idea, thank you for the measurements love the little Rhyme too.
Hazel x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous gift idea Sarah. Hope it stops raining soon... have a good weekend x Susan x

Sue said...

This is wonderful Sarah, such a fabulous design and I love the snowman.
Sue xx

Wishcraft said...

Love it Sarah, it looks fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Annette said...

GORGEOUS box, and I love the look of the contents too! LOL

Carole said...

What a great idea! I might have to pinch this idea, hope you don't mind
Carole xXx

Angie said...

Awesome gift box! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

Laine said...

Wow, this is fabulous Sarah. Such a great treat for someone for Christmas.

Lori Turner said...

OMGOSH Sarah, this little gift box is adorable! I love that snowman - soooo cute! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week for our Food/Drink challenge!

Unknown said...

Oooh that's gorgeous Sarah! So much neater, tidier and more professional looking than mine!!!

Thanks for joining in with us this time at Digi Choosday.


Tamie said...

Love your Snowman soup, sentiment. Fantastic food inside, totally yummy in that treat bag. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Have an amazing day!

Anonymous said...

Lovely project, great colors and design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls. Merry Christmas & Happy new year and thank you for all your support joining in our challenges xx